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FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
wasn't bad enough, now critical ports across the u.s. could be brought to a standstill starting this weekend. we'll explain how a looming union worker strike could sink businesses across the united states. >>> the major sports leagues do a touchdown dance after a federal judge's ruling. their lawsuit to spike sports gambling in new jersey get as crucial green light but new jersey isn't taking it sitting down. details how that state is fighting back and preparing to give vegas a run for its money. even when they say it's not, it's always about money adam: thank you for joining us. we want to look first at the day's market headlines. stocks slid for the 30 straight session. mediocre holiday seas and deadlock over fiscal cliff gave investors little to get excited about. the dow fell 24 points. the so-called fear index or the vix, soaring more than 4%. fiscal cliff concerns pushed the index to the highest level since july. one bright spot though was on the housing front. the monthly case-shiller report found october home prices rose 4.3% compared with a year earlier. the data giving a la
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
question. if you -- you used the right word, cripple the economy. the ports in this country are the backbone of our trade, both export and imports and i've read estimates of $100 billion or more comes in and out. so it cook devastating, and reverberate throughout the economy. retailers, wholesalers. food distributors, everybody would be affected by the strike if it goes forward. >> exactly what do the unions want and what is management willing to do? how far apart are the two groups? >> it's interesting. they're not really -- normally in a wage dispute with the union,ettes it's about wages and benefits but in this case it's not. what the unions are objecting to, according to the media reports i've been seeing, is they object to new kinds of work rules and new kinds of efficiencies that the port systems want to put in place to make the ports more productive, lower costs. that's happening -- you cover these markets every day. it's happening in every industry in america and they're objecting to putting in machinery, doing things that might take one worker rather than two. it's good for
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am PST
soon not from the fiscal cliff, but from a union strike that could shut down major ports from coast to coast. should the white house step in? we're going to be talking smoot holly in a second. heather: former president george h.w. bush has been hospitalized for more than a month. what doctors are now saying about the former president's health. gregg: and from twilight twists to secret e-mails to the cia, a look back at the biggest scandals, scandals of 2012. oh, yeah, that was a scandal. heather: that's a big one. ash cd from capital one, sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purche, everday! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great sinesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? here's your invoice. heather: welcome back. an update now on
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
promulgated an emancipation proclaimation. the blockade was in force in confederate ports. the union had chanced the bombardment of the city of vicksburg, and new orleans had fallen. the tennessee, cumberland, and mississippi rivers seem to belong the north, not the south. and it must have seemed for a time in 1862 that this combination of events, particularly the naval successes for the union, were about to end the war between the states. and then the trend line changed. the father of water that lincoln boasted now flowed unvexed to the sea, became vexed all over again. so jim, let's start with you. what happened and why? >> well, the union navy was on a roll in the fall and winter of '61 and '62 and the spring of 1862. and it looked like they were going to open up the mississippi river completely in the summer of 1862. vicksburg was really the only confederate bastion still on the mississippi river, and both the sea-going fleet under, now-admiral david farrogot came up from the gulf of mexico to vicksburg and the so-called we were flotilla of river boats fought down the mississippi, ca
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
opened a new pipeline from its oil fields to a port on the pacific coast. the siberia pacific ocean pipeline links oil fields near tishet to the port of kosmino near the chinese border. it will reduce its dependence on the european market. president michael putnam said it will -- wladimir putin says it will be a boost to the economy. >> in sports, pakistan has beaten india by five wickets. a huge operation in place for the match. the pab santana team is touring independent yay for the first time in five years. 5,000 security personnel were deployed for the game. bomb squad officers carrying out inspections in and around the area. the government is going to issue a record 3,000 visas. it is the first since the human attacks in 2008. in india the funeral has taken place of a police officer killed in a protest in delhi over the weekend. much of the capital is locked down after demonstrations after the violent rape of a student last week. here is our report. >> a send-off with full state honors for an officer of almost 30 years service. two days after being injured while policing clashe
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 2:00pm EST
. businesses up and down the eastern seaboard are bracing for a massive port showdown as unions threaten to strike and possibly shut down most imports and exports out of this country. let's add in cnbc contributor jimmy peeb. we focus so much on the fiscal cliff. if we shut down 14 or 15 of the biggest ports in america, that could do much more harm than any fiscal escarpment. >> it could do much more harm more quickly. the fiscal cliff on january 1st, the economy's not going to collapse. but the shutdown of these ports, you had $200 billion or $300 billion a year coming into this country through these ports. what i think interesting, the last time we saw an east coast longshoreman strike, port shutdown, was in 1977. a decade which i remember where nothing went right. nothing worked. right now, to me, not much is working so it only stands to reason that we get a strike like this at the worst possible time. >> is it even justified? peter, let me quote something from the "new york post" saying the strike is not about jobs, not about safety. essentially, what it is about is protecting big labor
SFGTV
Dec 25, 2012 8:00pm PST
neighborhood parks bond, there are some additional dollars that tha* the port is lining to be allocated to continue that along the historic arch, it's a great site and i encourage everybody to visit it. i want to give you a quick update on the pool building, you've read a couple of stories this week, it was damaged by a fire on december 1 and very sadly on december 7, the leaders from variety of city department, fire department, department of building inspection, department of public works met with architectural experts and they determined the building was unsaved, it's a sad and many respects to a very amazing chapter in city history, that site over the last -- although the building has really been closed and on the down side since the 70s, it had a very glorious period of time which welcomed olympic swimmers and it was the largest outdoor salt water pool in its time, but we worked with the preservation opportunity and a lot of community stakeholders to try to salvage a sad situation and i'm proud that we've come up with a plan which is going to preserve and conserve some sig
SFGTV
Dec 26, 2012 12:30pm PST
city's existing radio systems amongst our fairious departments, police, fire, port, the dpw, rpd and of course the sfmta 700 megahertz, am i correct, radio system? so, i want to make sure we're aligning all of these system so we have effective uses of funds and resources it so there is as much alignment as possible so that we have the savings that we need. so, i think those are the questions that continually come up for me. not the need to replace the system. i think the need is very, very clear and i'm happy to support this today. i just want to make sure that conversation continues and i'm glad that it started. these meetings, in the past six months, but i do really want some answers about how we're going to share on these facilities and leases and what it's going to take to improve these facilities to meet the needs of our city and our communication system. >> yes, i'll be interacting with the mda and other departments. in fact, this particular project, we are recommended that the transportation agency co-locate their system, the bd system, thereby they share the existing fibe
SFGTV
Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
concerned that the puc would not be on equal footing with the port of san francisco that is getting substantially more money out of that bond. i asked supervisor elsbernd, would you please amend the bond. but it was right down the wire, and he said if we start amending the bond, it will open up all kinds of things. but assured us that this commission, it's your bond money. and i assume that you would like to use your watershed report and your intelligence to come up with a viable plan. i also had that same kind of assurance from the lead staffer at rec park. so it wasn't written into the bond, but that was the intent. >> mr. decosta. >> first and foremost, i would like to thank our elders for being very articulate in giving us a history of some that is a treasure. now people at home, when you say watershed, they may think it's a shed on a water. no, a watershed is an underground lake, and in this case stretches from the persidio all the way to lake merced. now when we worked out of persidio, we had a lot of reports done by the corp of engineers and others, dealing with these issues.
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
, representatives from amtrak and the port authority to start the regional discussion, to make sure folks are working in a cooperative way to make sure they identify and we have a process identify the most cost-effective mitigation efforts. it is critical the regions and agencies work well together on this. it is quite possible that if not done correctly when mitigation investment could worsen the potential damage on a neighboring transit assets. this needs to be done in a coordinated fashion that bridges all the local players, local agencies, state and local government to make sure the impact of hurricane sandy don't repeat themselves. i am already over my time. with that i will submit the rest of the statement for the record. thank you. >> madam secretary. >> good morning, chairman menendez, thank you for the opportunity to testify regarding recovery from superstorm sandy. in my role as to the secretary of grant programs with hud i am responsible for the community development's block grant program, the disaster recovery grant and home program. the disaster recovery program is critical to he
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
options. staying in power extremely unlikely. >> doug: you mentioned the port of tartus and it's a russian naval base. i wonder if we have a graphic here of the base. it's geopolitical stronghold for russia. their decision not to provide amnesty, for assad at this point. >> russia has to think of their own concerns ahead of the relationship with syria, no longer the same. syria is crumbling and assad is likely to die there. convince him to break down or make concession. the rate at which we see this go on is where we watch defection of the high level of the military. if he tries to leave too soon, his life is in danger. where they go, he goes. he doesn't want to leave. waiting to see if he is killed in his country. i don't think the russians can pressure him to make the decision. >> no matter what his fate, it won't put an end to bloodshed in country. >> no. this is a case study and not intervention. america is intervening everywhere. counterproductive. >> president obama was the most outspoken on this. how terrible of throwing the weight around. we didn't throw the wait around at
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 9:20am EST
years ago cost a billion dollars a day. that's just one port. this is going to be newark, the gulf ports down in houston. adam: what seems to be a sticking point is a fee that the men and women who unload the containers get paid by the weight of the container. one thing not knowing too much of the details of where the hold-up is, the containers are getting larger and larger. what the ports are saying is it's too expensive. it hit a point where the the fees can't keep growing. they want to cap it. that seems to be where they are at loggerheads. you don't want to shut down commerce in the united states and that's what this will do. liz: it would stretch from maine to houston apparently. it would choke supply chains across the country. and whether or not the federal government would step in and mediate this one is going to be a key issue going forward for any similar labor disputes. david: if the government does, of course the obama administration has been seen as being pro union, would that continue to be pro union even though being pro union could cripple this economy. liz: it depends on
SFGTV
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
believe the permit holder had made some effort to have the survey port blend in a little bit more and i just wonder if some further tweaking of that could make even more of a difference. i don't know elements well enough to be able to say that but -- >>> at the whereas meeting this matter was before us, i found that the body and everything was out of place. it was not an attractive building or anything like that but it seemed out of place and out of scale and i do prevent appreciate the work and effort put into trying to address the concerns raised by the appellate and and to an extension it's somewhat of a modification and some effort, i think. it's certainly more acceptable than it was the last time we were here. i think the scale still i would have opted the top four being taken off but the reduction is some movement but, i think the back of the building looks dramatically much better. and i think more palatable to those who reside behind it and i'm willing to uphold it priding that it's code client and all of the issues held by the zoning and administrator are dealt with in th
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
to this situation if workers strike at 14 of the country's ports all along the east coast, the gulf coast, from maine to texas. what's happening here is members of the international long shoreman's union, they're at an impasse with management over wages, as well as container royalties. these are royalties, fees paid to dock workers based on the wait of cargo that's unloaded. they were created five decades ago as an alternative to paying higher wages. you can think of it as bonuses for longshoremen. but here's the thing. cargo canes say the bonuses are sxweezing their profits and limiting their ability to compete. the deadline for this situation is friday at midnight. dock workers, they they've got some big leverage here. the clear thing is, we need our ports running. it could have a huge and negative ripple effect on the economy. the strike could stop truckers and railroads right in their tracks. it can cause delays at factories and keep goods off store shelves. we got a taste of what this could be like. there was an eight-day strike in los angeles earlier this year costing an estim
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
the opening bell. a port strike is looming. we'll ask retail federation matthew shay about the billions of dollars that could be at stake. plus, what he thinks of the holiday retail numbers. let's look at the futures as we head to the opening. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. it's another reason more investors are saying... to the best vacation sp(all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having suc
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
. really? he came to our area. this is video of santa and the reindeer water skiing up in port washington. >> that's the way to go, although that's chilly. >> i don't know about the wheeling. >> i don't know about the wheeling either, but i like the water skiing. >>> there's some pretty special stockings in one maternity ward this christmas. >> yeah. why these stockings had to be handled with tender loving care. we'll explain coming up. >>> i'm meteorologist mike massco. here we go. take a look, this is the snow burst that's into the city in just a shade under two hours. we'll talk about the snow, the rain, the everything coming up. >>reporter: snow is on the way, but fortunately no delays here on 97. i'll let you know what traffic looks like on 95 and 83 all coming up on "good morning maryland." ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. i just served my mo
SFGTV
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
also i'm wondering if you are able to -- because port supervisors and port clerk get all the hassle on these things. i'm wondering if you're able to announce when you receive and assign this to the committee who is the contact person on staff. i just found that there are 401 people on city staff in san francisco earning over $200,000 a year and it seems like they have enough money at park and rec they don't need more money from this group that's trying to build things to have money designated for a park person to do this. and again, this is a large amount of money. i hope the clerk reads out the amount of money on all these things on the agenda today. huge amounts of money are coming up here. thank you. >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on item number 1? seeing none, public comment is closed. if i can just ask, abigail, if you would speak briefly to the bidding process for a work like this or construction like this. >> this playground project is funded solely through private funds, through the from youedxctionv of waterfront playground and their f
PBS
Dec 26, 2012 1:00am PST
ship, port to the iceberg dead ahead and demand that the captain change course before it's too late. they, the gun industry, its profiteers, zealots, and apoll gists, its political stooges and constitutional originalists who would think that the 18th century really means perpetuating a wild wet here in the 20th century. don't tread on us. get off our well-armed backs. there's nothing you can do. of course there is. register all guns, license all gun owners. require stringent background checks. get tough on assault weapons of any kind. crack down on high capacity ammunition, as the president has now proposed. then, enforce the laws. yes, i know. determined killers will always find a way, but we can minimize the opportunities and scale back the scope of destruction. why do we accept the need for driver's licenses or submit to the sometimes humiliating body scans at airports? because it's the law, and deep down we know we're safer for the inconvenience of the law. good laws are hard to come by. civilization, just as hard. the rough and tumble of politics makes them so. but democracy ai
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
-port, anthony. >> people are looking for the long-term here. incredibly good balance sheet. this could trade in the 45, 50 level target. >> a big drop for coach, down 6%. doc? >> well, the numbers that we got, some of the worst growth numbers for the holiday shopping since 2008. certainly hit all the retailers. coach was down 6%. one of the hardest-hit and as weiss and terranova were debating it at halftime today, i think this has a 550 number on it before it gets into the mid 50s or 60 next year. >> and we have a pop here for the naked cowboy. here's one way to get some extra cash. the famous naked cowboy is graciously offering up his body to be used as a human billboard. the company called wow body ads will reportedly be placing semipermanent tattoos on the naked cowboy's raw hide starting this month. >> that's outstanding. >> what's a semipermanent tattoo? >> it lasts for awhile. like, a cracker jack, you lick the thing and you slap it on your skin and there for a couple of days. >> are you offering to do that for him? >> no. >> well, you just talked about licking the thing. >> no,
NBC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
worry, you're not gonna lose me. ♪ ♪ which way to the calvary, mister? take the port and circle back to kobe. kobe? what about the calvary? there are no calvary. but you said they are passing through here abouts. what i said was for cavendish to hear. but he couldn't hear anything, he was unconscious. you should have examined him when i did, doc. he was faking. how about since no calvary? what in tarnation are you aiming to do? i'm trying to delay cavendish plans to gain time. we have a lot to do tonight in kobe. alright, doc. let's get on with it. alright. ♪ ♪ ♪ we spotted the chief and he said he didn't head for kobe. i know he didn't. say what happened to the prisoners? masked man, must have hid in the brush nearby. while you were out spreading word, he came back here with his indian friend. turned the prisoners loose, huh? yeah. they headed out fast but not for kobe. they went the opposite direction. well, where did they go? i heard the masked man tell the sheriff, that there's a group of calvary passing nearby. now they'e gone off to get them and round us all up. so we gotta
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
, the parties in a larger separate dispute at 15 east and gulf coast ports have agreed to mediation. the ports face a strike deadline set for december 30. >>> and a new jersey pension fund is suing the nyse euro next or its proposed $ 8.2 billion sale to i.c.e., saying it undervalues the company stock. the lawsuit seeks class action status on behalf of other shareholders and aims to block the sale. another case of just -- you know, too many lawyers, too little to do. >>> and -- or not. i'm just -- we should put commentary on that. shouldn't we? but every time any deal is announced, there's always going to be some shareholders that wish they got more. and there's going to be a willing lawyer to say, okay, i'll take the case. >> pretty healthy premium. >> yeah. exactly. but that doesn't mean a lawyer -- >> it may not be enough. >> it's never enough. if you're going to wear a brioni tie. nice. did i out you? >> why, are those really expensive? >> no. it was a gift. my god. we got to zoom in? >> i mean, it's quite a thing to behold. >>. i don't think so. >> i think we ought to bump in a
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am EST
. those same officials have called on the president to use emergency powers to avoid a coast guard port shutdown. talks broke down last week. federal ridi haters are hopeful to avoid a total shutdown. it was a customers tree this christmas with retailers slashing prices and hope of mary profit. did those deals bring in the dollar? adam shapiro is joining that story. >> it did not bring in the dollars the same way it has in years past. here are the numbers according to its polls. this is not indicative of those holders. from the period of october 28 through december 24, sales only grew by seven tenths of a percent. sales grew by 2%. as we take a look at some of our favorite video, people actually shopping, the retail federation is sticking to its prediction. we will see year over year growth for the holiday season. they are predicting we will have a $586 billion season. what we are seeing through spending polls and shopping track where they downward vision, the reaction to superstar -- superstar saady. it may not necessarily be fear over the country's fiscal problems and the negotiations
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
to shut down ports along the eastern seaboard. also, we peer in netflix's christmas eve outage. what does it mean for the company, for the stock? and what did it mean for movie theaters that evening? also, herbalife is getting legal muscle to combat bill ackman's short posture against the company. the question is whether or not it's going to come to reinvestors. i'm down here at the stock exchange. back to you. >> lovely to see you, as ever. thank you very much. >>> gold trading close. we showed you a few moments ago t goldman sachs commodity index barely hanging on to gains this year despite a lot of losing bets, investors are still pumping billions into the sector. jackie deangelis is looking at the winners and losers. >> good afternoon. what we have seen a bit of a correction in commodities. if the index ends the year a little lower, it will be the first decline we've seen since 2008. but you're right, the commodities saw a lot of interest this year. money invested in commodity funds is up 86% year over year according to epfr global. what were some of the movers influencing the la
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
than a dozen ports from boston to houston. the key sticking point -- container royalties or payments to union workers based on the weight of cargo. >>> now back to the markets. before the break, we told you about the best performing emerging markets this year. but -- emerging markets this year. the third best performing market this year is estonia, up 36.51%. and at number two is pakistan with the karachi stock exchange 100, up 49% for 2012. and the best performing market so far this year is turkey's ise national 100 index. up 52.26% this year. now our next guest says a play in the emerging markets could be a good bet for a successful 2013. joining us now to highlight the key markets to watch around the globe is ron shaw, managing partner at gina ventures. how are you doing? >> good. good morning. >> very good morning to you. did santa bring you everything you were hoping for? >> that and then some. >> that and then some. good. let's talk about emerging markets now. i've spoken to you a lot about how in the last couple of years, of course, there has been a lot of positive sentiment a
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
, meteorologist mike nicco will have your full forecast. we'll also check with sue hall in the traffic center. >>> also, paid to be fit. the new plan now under consideration in san francisco to get city employees in shape. >>> welcome back. port of oakland towards san francisco around at&t 80 to daly city, colma, moderate shower now. castro valley moderate shower also sliding down across the dumbarton bridge towards redwood city woodside towards los altos, palo alto and going to make night mountain view and into san jose. a few more scattered showers to the authority, sliding to the southeast. today we are going to have waves of light to moderate showers temperatures in the low to mid 50s. >>> lots of rain in the bay area lots of snow in the sierra, chain requirements live shot of tate, truckee scales, snow on the -- road piled up on the side of the road great for skiers not good for drivers now if you are headed there patience and flexible schedule is key as well as chains and/or four wheel drive. closer to home, mass transit delays, caltrain southbound train delay due to mechanical problems
SFGTV2
Dec 26, 2012 9:30am PST
mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back. we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪ under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometimes challengi
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm EST
billions in losses. they're citing a 2002 lockout at west coast ports, at west coast ports that caused the economy one billion dollars a day. this is after a push by federal mediators, the two sides agreed to come to the table again. no word when those talks are scheduled. the only up shot to the whole thing, lori, the big shipping season is over. lori: that is one of the mitigating factors. tracy: it might not be as damaging to the economy. we're talking about royalty fees here. lori: we're talking about royalty fees. a union story. union having more of an influence given size of this economy and industry. this is what the critics are saying about it. more big bad union news there for you. let's check the markets. stocks are off the worst less of the session. let's check in with nicole on the floor of the stocks he can changes. you're looking a couple names on the move today. >> we're looking at a couple movers. we're off session lows. i see drug index and banking index actually have green arrows now. let's look at herbalife. that is name we focused on since last week. dropped
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 3:00am PST
. >> gretchen: coming up on "fox & friends," forget the bad weather. it's the unions now threatening to cripple our ports. what they have planned could spark another recession. we'll tell but that. >> rick: want to save more money this year? of course. fox business' laurie rothman with tips you can get started on today. next [ cellphone chirping ] [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. >> gretchen: mother nature slamming indianapolis now with some serious snow. >> rick: wxin reporter joins you now. yvonne, w
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 8:00pm EST
normal conversation. then the speech writers came in and we went through the jokes. we got to play jokes -- port come pawlenty -- poor tim pawlenty. annie says let's take this out. osama bin laden. that is so yesterday. [laughter] let's take it out. and someone says, well, we can stick in hosni who was still in power. and obama says, yes, let's do that. and that is not funny at all. but he is the president. [laughter] the next night, my wife susan was sitting over here. where are you? there you are. say hello to my wife, susan. [applause] a k-12 lab schooler. so i went to sleep early and had a television show in the morning. she said would gut, i think they just got osama bin laden. my blackberry was blowing up. my wife turned on the tv. and i realized, as i was watching the president, he knew at the time that we had gone together the day before that that he had ordered this mission. he knew that, if it had gone poorly, not only with lives be lost, but our security would be roiled. but his political career would probably be over. and he was completely calm because he felt he had done the
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am EST
conversation. then the speech writers came in and we went through the jokes. we got to play jokes -- port come pawlenty -- poor tim pawlenty. annie says let's take this out. osama bin laden. that is so yesterday. [laughter] let's take it out. and someone says, well, we can stick in hosni who was still in power. and obama says, yes, let's do that. and that is not funny at all. but he is the president. [laughter] the next night, my wife susan was sitting over here. where are you? there you are. say hello to my wife, susan. [applause] a k-12 lab schooler. so i went to sleep early and had a television show in the morning. she said would gut, i think they just got osama bin laden. my blackberry was blowing up. my wife turned on the tv. and i realized, as i was watching the president, he knew at the time that we had gone togetherhe day before that that he had ordered this mission. he knew that, if it had gone poorly, not only with lives be lost, but our security would be roiled. but his political career would probably be er. and was completely calm because he felt he had done the right
SFGTV
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
information from the department of real estate, port, san francisco municipal transportation agency, san francisco public utilities commission, and other departments. >> thank you very much. we have john updike from the department of real estate on this item. this actually was an item or hearing that i requested for real estate, as we have many different pieces of legislation that flow through the budget and finance committee. we often saw many different leases that came before us, oftentimes they came with a level of urgency and yet there was really not a context behind why we were moving forward so quickly on some of these items or why sometimes things came to us retroactively when it came to real estate. similarly, we have heard a lot about the need for space, but haven't really understood sort of the totality of the space that we have, what we occupy, and where the city sees our self-going in the future with regards to space. the city's land issues and real estate issues are actually very complicated. sometimes we are the landowner, sometimes we're the tenants. sometimes we are actua
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